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Why Businesses Should Use Blockchain Technology – Bitfortune (Part 2)

When it comes to business benefits, the blockchain has you covered. Software systems on a decentralized ledger improves security, privacy, and transparency among other things. Early adopters are starting to see exactly how this developing technology is making waves in the business world. “Blockchain projects are quickly moving from pilot to production as enterprises and governments begin to see the inherent value of distributed ledgers and smart contracts,” Robert Parker, group vice president of manufacturing and retail insights at IDC Technologies noted in a press release. “As spending accelerates, buyers will need an enterprise class platform beyond open source that...

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What is Blockchain Technology – Bitfortune (Part 1)

Now that blockchain has become a buzzword most people have heard, we thought it would be a good time to give a decent overview of what the technology does. Thanks to the talented crew at Bitfortune, we will begin a 7-part series going over blockchain, some practical uses, and why it’s important. Blockchain has made waves among technology companies, as innovative industry leaders are already trying to use it in their software solutions. “Blockchain holds the promise to fundamentally transform how business is done, making business-to-business interactions more secure, transparent, and efficient,” said Amit Zavery, Senior VP of the...

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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leave the company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced on Monday that they are done with Instagram. Although there doesn’t to seem to be any bad blood between these two and Mark Zuckerburg, the sudden departure did come at an unexpected time. “We’re planning on leaving Instagram to explore our curiosity and creativity again,” Kevin Systrom, co-founder & CEO, said in a statement. “We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from leaders to two users in a billion,” Systrom added. “We look forward to watching what these innovative and extraordinary companies...

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Betsy DeVos to consider allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed in 2015 to ensure equal opportunity for all students in the United States. With the recent frenzy of school shootings in the past few years, public officials are reconsidering how to use these federal funds to mitigate more tragic scenarios keeping students at a disadvantage. President Trump suggests awarding bonuses to trained teachers who carry guns in school: “Frankly, they'd feel more comfortable having the gun anyway. But you give them a little bit of a bonus.” — CNN (@CNN) February 23, 2018 Betsy DeVos and the Education Department have been put in...

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Normally frozen ice area in northern hemisphere shatters near Greenland

According to reports on the Guardian, climate change poses a grave threat to polar regions in the northern hemisphere, as “the last ice area” began to melt. This area north of Greenland notoriously remains frozen, even throughout the summer. Unfortunately, rising global temperatures have caused this ice region to break up, making it more susceptible to tidal movement. So the open water / low concentration patch North for Greenland is still there (and slowly moving westward). Nice and scary. From — Thomas Lavergne (@lavergnetho) August 13, 2018 “The thinning is reaching even the coldest part of the...

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